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MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH  5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON April 20, 2016 The   Regular   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   April   20,   2016,   at   6:00   pm.      The   meeting   was   held   in   the   fellowship   hall   and   was opened in prayer. CLERK’S   BUSINESS:      Bonnie   Quinley   presented   the   minutes   of   the   March   23,   2016,   Regular   Business   Meeting   as   printed   in the   April   Business   Meeting   package.         Motion   to   approve   by   Chuck   Keistler   and   seconded   by   Paul   Sauls.      APPROVED   by   show of hands. Requests for letters of church membership:  None New members to be approved:  for March:   Profession of Faith:  None Statement of Faith :  None Letter:  Richard Avant, Jennifer Avant Motion to approve by George Butler and seconded by David Mason.  APPROVED by show of hands. TREASURER'S   REPORT:      Richard   Main   presented   the   Financial   report   for   February   as   presented   in   the   April   Business   Meeting package.  Comment:         Richard   Main:      We   are   down   a   bit   for   March.      We   had   two   bad   weeks,   the   third   and   fourth   week,   which   were really   down.      We   have   not   been   above   the   firewall   since   the   second   quarter   of   last   year.   That   was   the   last   time   we   were   able to   transfer   funds   into   the   white   areas   of   the   budget.      We   have   shown   a   downward   trend   for   the   last   several   months   in   our giving.      This   past   Sunday   was   about   $9,000.      We   need   $17,200   weekly   to   over   our   expenses.      We   are   running   short   of   that.     The   only   thing   we   can   do   is   to   ask   members   to   pray   about   increasing   their   giving.      We   are   paying   the   bills   but   have   to   slide   a couple for a week or over the weekend.  We don't pay late fees on any bills.  They get paid on time.  In   the   designated   accounts   there   is   one   called   Special   Offering   Restoration.      People   have   been   faithful   in   building   up   that account.      We   have   about   $19,200   in   this   account.      That   is   to   get   rid   of   carpeting   in   the   sanctuary,   the   office   areas,   work room,   and   hopefullly,   the   fellowship   hall.      To   do   the   carpeting   in   the   office   area   and   fellowship   hall,   we   are   looking   at   about   a total of $25,000 to $26,000.   Lights are not that expensive.  I think we can get the work done inhouse. We   are   going   to   start   on   the   office   areas   on   May   23,   2016.      He   will   start   in   the   work   room,      in   Pat's   and   Betty's   offices,   and then   in   the   reception   area.      I   am   really   reluctant   to   go   much   further   than   that   until   we   have   sufficient   funds   to   cover   it.      We want   to   cover   the   work   without   going   into   debt.      We   have   a   lot   of   other   problems   in   the   church   such   as   the   leaking   roof   and needing   work   in   the   Preschool   Learning   Center   (PLC)   building.      The   money   we   have   raised   thus   far   has   been   given   by members out of faith and concern for their facility.  Motion   to   approve   the   financial   report   presented   for   March   was   made   by   Don   Whiddon   and   seconded   by   David   Mason   .     APPROVED by show of hands.  COMMITTEE REPORTS:    Committee on Committees: Joe Cato presented nominations to add members to the following committees: Decorations Committee:  Norman Allen, Tally Burkhead.  APPROVED  by show of hands. House and Grounds Committee:  Joe Caro, Omar Macho.  APPROVED  by show of hands. Insurance Committee:  Natalie James.  APPROVED  by show of hands. Lord's Supper Committee:  Glenda Mahuron, Kathy Petuchov.   APPROVED  by show of hands.  Personnel Committee:  Paul Sauls, Ruth Ann Rice.  APPROVED  by show of hands. Personnel   Committee:      Chuck   Keistler   presented   the   following   recommendations:      (These   recommendations   are   made   to correct the ones made at last month's business meeting.) 1.      The   Personnel   Committee   recommends   that   Myrtle   Grove   Baptist   Church   hire   Kisha   Lubischer   as   a   Coordinator.      The recommendation was approved by 100 percent vote taken by secret ballot. 2.            The   Personnel   Committee   recommends   that   Myrtle   Grove   Baptist   Church   hire   April   New   as   a   Nursery   Worker.      The recommendation was approved by 100 percent vote taken by secret ballot.  Personnel   Committee:      Chuck   Keistler   presented   the   recommendation   to   adopt   the   Minister   of   Worship   and   Pastoral   Care position   description.      The   addition   on   the   position   description   would   be   under   relationships,   number   4,   that   is   added   to   his position   description   (work   with   the   senior   pastor   and   the   Homebound   Ministry   Director   in   developing   and   promoting   the general pastoral care ministry of the church,).  What was number 4 became number 5. At the end, you will see Specific responsibilities for pastoral care ministry include: A.  making visits based upon mutually agreed priorities with the Senior Pastor, B.  visits in hospitals, nursing homes, other institutions funeral homes and personal homes, C.  friendly connection visits/contacts with prospective members, D.  baptismal orientation and E.  presenting oral and written reports as necessary.  These   are   the   ones   that   Ron   Pouliot   was   doing   and   Dick   Hamel   has   picked   those   up.      These   are   the   two   changes   to   the position description.  Question:  Betty Scurlock:  What is the effective change of date for the position description? Answer: The effective date for the position description is April 20, 2016.  APPROVED by show of hands.  OLD BUSINESS:  None. ANNOUNCEMENTS:         Chuck   Keistler:      On   Tuesdays   and   Thursdays   we   have   open   gym   for   young   people   to   come   over   to   the gym.      Yesterday,   Tuesday,   we   had   fifty   young   people.      Well   there   is   a   problem   that   we   have   no   workers.      If   we   do   not   have workers,   we   will   not   be   able   to   open   the   gym.      We   have   some   people   here   who   have   been   volunteering.      All   that   is   involved is   to   come   over   to   the   gym   at   about   3:15   pm   to   5:30   pm.   We   have   a   calendar   and   you   just   have   to   be   present   to   check   them in   and   to   be   present   so   there   is   adult   supervision   and   to   be   available   to   talk.      Walt   gives   a   devotion   each   time   and   we   are building   a   rapport   with   those   kids.      Yesterday   Walt   opened   up   the   floor   for   questions.   There   were   some   tough   questions when   you   think   of   the   age   group.      Questions   like,   what   will   happen   when   I   die?   That   is   a   good   opening   for   Walt.      Why   is there   sin   in   the   world?      The   kids   are   starting   to   ask   questions   and   they   are   getting   the   gospel.      If   you   could   do   one   Tuesday   or Thursday   a   month,   you   will   get   a   blessing   out   of   it   because   it   is   a   great   ministry.      We   are   not   getting   them   in   church   on Sunday   morning   or   Wednesday   nights.      They   are   here   on   Tuesday   and   Thursday   and   they   are   hearing   the   gospel.      We   are getting   the   word   out.      If   any   of   you   who   can   help,   let   me   or   Paul   know.      I   am   doing   mainly   Tuesdays   and   Paul   is   doing Thursdays.  We need other people with us as well as with Walt. ADJOURNMENT:      Motion   to   adjourn   by   Kevin   Simmons   and   seconded   by   Chuck   Keistler.      APPROVED    by   show   of   hands.       _____________________________                      ____________________________ Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk                 Ron Lentine, Moderator